Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PPSC Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life can be challenging, painful, frustrating, and uncertain at times. Through therapeutic means, we can work together to explore meaningful and creative ways to break down barriers and find the appropriate means for you to feel good in your skin. There are no guarantees in what life throws our way. There are however, beautiful opportunities in every situation we encompass, to respond effectively and empower ourselves to live the best life possible. I welcome the opportunity to journey through this process with you.
(949) 247-8540
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life can be challenging, painful, frustrating, and uncertain at times. Through therapeutic means, we can work together to explore meaningful and creative ways to break down barriers and find the appropriate means for you to feel good in your skin. There are no guarantees in what life throws our way. There are however, beautiful opportunities in every situation we encompass, to respond effectively and empower ourselves to live the best life possible. I welcome the opportunity to journey through this process with you.
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Psychologist, MPW, PsyD, CST Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
You're hurting--and you're looking for the best sex therapist in the area. (Serving California only.) I am a licensed psychologist and have trained many of the sex therapists you see listed. I treat common problems like erectile dysfunction and difficulty with orgasm, but also almost any issue like sexual recovery after trauma; painful sex; infertility due to sexual problems; mismatched desire; sex after cancer; transgender clients; and more. If you want someone with 20 years of experience who will greet you warmly and regard you with compassion, please contact me today.
(855) 520-7583
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
You're hurting--and you're looking for the best sex therapist in the area. (Serving California only.) I am a licensed psychologist and have trained many of the sex therapists you see listed. I treat common problems like erectile dysfunction and difficulty with orgasm, but also almost any issue like sexual recovery after trauma; painful sex; infertility due to sexual problems; mismatched desire; sex after cancer; transgender clients; and more. If you want someone with 20 years of experience who will greet you warmly and regard you with compassion, please contact me today.
Photo of Ari Novick, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I specialize in Anger and Stress Management for adults, adolescents, couples, families, individuals and corporations; however, I also see clients for a variety of other reasons, particularly Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse. Our office also provides Orange County court and probation approved Anger Management and Parenting classes and a variety of online classes. I can be reached at ***949-715-2694***.
(949) 214-4801
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I specialize in Anger and Stress Management for adults, adolescents, couples, families, individuals and corporations; however, I also see clients for a variety of other reasons, particularly Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse. Our office also provides Orange County court and probation approved Anger Management and Parenting classes and a variety of online classes. I can be reached at ***949-715-2694***.
Photo of Amy Amelia Hardwick, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, PsyD Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I work with clients in person or online video with telemedicine HIPPA compliant. I maintain a very successful practice of psychology that addresses the client at all levels; Mental, Emotional, Physical & Spiritual, facilitating healing at the level of causation, not just management and treatment of symptoms. I sought out the most innovative treatments so my clients feel better as soon as possible and can be out living their lives. I work very well with children, adolescents, and indivduals of all ages. I have extensive clinical experience that covers a wide range of problems. I work with couples individually and together.
(714) 702-5933
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I work with clients in person or online video with telemedicine HIPPA compliant. I maintain a very successful practice of psychology that addresses the client at all levels; Mental, Emotional, Physical & Spiritual, facilitating healing at the level of causation, not just management and treatment of symptoms. I sought out the most innovative treatments so my clients feel better as soon as possible and can be out living their lives. I work very well with children, adolescents, and indivduals of all ages. I have extensive clinical experience that covers a wide range of problems. I work with couples individually and together.
Photo of Celia Quinlivan, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Everyone can use some help with navigating through life challenges and often working collaboratively with a therapist can make that process more effective. If you or a loved one are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or any other mental health related issues, we can work together to find relief. Therapy is an investment so as we work together we can focus on what is most important to you so that you can experience life in the way you envision it to be.
(949) 541-9321
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Everyone can use some help with navigating through life challenges and often working collaboratively with a therapist can make that process more effective. If you or a loved one are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or any other mental health related issues, we can work together to find relief. Therapy is an investment so as we work together we can focus on what is most important to you so that you can experience life in the way you envision it to be.
Photo of Kirk Michael Andrews, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
(949) 347-5468
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEAT Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Is worrying waking you up at night? Does anxiety seem to sneak up on you when you least expect it, or make you feel like you can't live the life you yearn for? Are you tired of feeling so "frozen?" You're so much more than just your symptoms. Feeling anxious, frozen, or sad simply takes up too much energy that you could be using to feel happy, productive, and free. Isn't it time to get unstuck?
(949) 391-1421
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Is worrying waking you up at night? Does anxiety seem to sneak up on you when you least expect it, or make you feel like you can't live the life you yearn for? Are you tired of feeling so "frozen?" You're so much more than just your symptoms. Feeling anxious, frozen, or sad simply takes up too much energy that you could be using to feel happy, productive, and free. Isn't it time to get unstuck?
Photo of Diane Fisher, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Is your relationship in distress? Have you experienced a life change, diagnosis or a cut-off from a loved one, friend or complete community? Are you numb or stuck as if in quicksand and can't seem to focus or move forward? Are you perhaps angry and feel as if you have been robbed of the future you had planned for yourself or your family? I'd like to help.
(949) 415-4710
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Is your relationship in distress? Have you experienced a life change, diagnosis or a cut-off from a loved one, friend or complete community? Are you numb or stuck as if in quicksand and can't seem to focus or move forward? Are you perhaps angry and feel as if you have been robbed of the future you had planned for yourself or your family? I'd like to help.
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Psychologist Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
More than just a way to capture attention, the spelling of Inner Fōkus also carries a personal meaning to the founders. The name is a nod to the German heritage shared by both Dr. Lori and Dr. Patrick, since “fōkus” is the correct spelling of “focus” in German. Our heritage, culture, and environment can have great impacts in shaping who we are. Our name, Inner Fōkus, also serves as a prominent reminder of the importance to occasionally break from current patterns and try new things.
(218) 485-3273
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
More than just a way to capture attention, the spelling of Inner Fōkus also carries a personal meaning to the founders. The name is a nod to the German heritage shared by both Dr. Lori and Dr. Patrick, since “fōkus” is the correct spelling of “focus” in German. Our heritage, culture, and environment can have great impacts in shaping who we are. Our name, Inner Fōkus, also serves as a prominent reminder of the importance to occasionally break from current patterns and try new things.
Photo of Clint Christie, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Sometimes our problems and challenges in life become so heavy or complex that we intuitively know that we should not simply try to solve them alone. My goal is to provide a safe and confidential place for people to work through their challenges. Beyond my rigorous clinical training program, and honing my clinical skills over the years, I integrate into my work aspects of my life experience beyond my psychological training.
(949) 446-1520
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Sometimes our problems and challenges in life become so heavy or complex that we intuitively know that we should not simply try to solve them alone. My goal is to provide a safe and confidential place for people to work through their challenges. Beyond my rigorous clinical training program, and honing my clinical skills over the years, I integrate into my work aspects of my life experience beyond my psychological training.
Photo of Bethany Andrews, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Come hang out with me in the wilderness! My office is set in nature and utilizes the land to help people get out of their emotional ruts and into healing. Teens and adults struggling with school, jobs, and/or relationships are my specialty. My job is to help alleviate some of your suffering and present tools that you can use to find more satisfaction in life. This therapy is designed to get where you want to be fast.
(206) 823-1250
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Come hang out with me in the wilderness! My office is set in nature and utilizes the land to help people get out of their emotional ruts and into healing. Teens and adults struggling with school, jobs, and/or relationships are my specialty. My job is to help alleviate some of your suffering and present tools that you can use to find more satisfaction in life. This therapy is designed to get where you want to be fast.
Photo of Laura Lee Townsend - Trauma Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, CHHC Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
YOU JUST WANT TO FEEL BETTER. Trauma has turned you into someone you don’t even recognize. You’re constantly on edge and can’t sleep. If sleep does come, it’s often restless and filled with nightmares. You lash out at the people you love most and then feel tremendous guilt and shame; no one understands what’s going on with you. Or maybe you stuff the hurt, pain, and disappointment down deep inside where no one knows or sees it. You know how to put on a good face for everyone else. The emptiness and loneliness seem unbearable. Or maybe this describes your loved one who you can’t seem to reach no matter how hard you try.
(949) 799-4350
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
YOU JUST WANT TO FEEL BETTER. Trauma has turned you into someone you don’t even recognize. You’re constantly on edge and can’t sleep. If sleep does come, it’s often restless and filled with nightmares. You lash out at the people you love most and then feel tremendous guilt and shame; no one understands what’s going on with you. Or maybe you stuff the hurt, pain, and disappointment down deep inside where no one knows or sees it. You know how to put on a good face for everyone else. The emptiness and loneliness seem unbearable. Or maybe this describes your loved one who you can’t seem to reach no matter how hard you try.
Photo of Patrick Aleknavicius, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, LP Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
I am a firm believer in thorough evaluation early on in the therapy process. I frequently use my expertise in psychological testing to assist in this diagnostic process to ensure the most effective and appropriate treatments are used. While the human condition allows for great challenges and pain, it also allows for miraculous opportunities for healing and growth. Therapy is a collaborative relationship. I focus treatment on a combination of providing information, skill building, and evidence based treatments. Being tech-interested also helps me connect with younger clients, and bridge the gap of resistance to change or getting help.
(866) 660-5367
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Laguna Beach, CA 92652
I am a firm believer in thorough evaluation early on in the therapy process. I frequently use my expertise in psychological testing to assist in this diagnostic process to ensure the most effective and appropriate treatments are used. While the human condition allows for great challenges and pain, it also allows for miraculous opportunities for healing and growth. Therapy is a collaborative relationship. I focus treatment on a combination of providing information, skill building, and evidence based treatments. Being tech-interested also helps me connect with younger clients, and bridge the gap of resistance to change or getting help.
Photo of Ally Gelles, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
There are many things in life that can make us feel powerless and believe that we are not good enough. However, you don’t have to go through it alone. It shows a great deal of strength to be able to reach out for support in times of need. I believe that through changing our core beliefs, learning effective coping skills, and utilizing the strengths you already have, you can have the life you want. I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to therapy that is tailored to each individual client.
(949) 541-4896
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
There are many things in life that can make us feel powerless and believe that we are not good enough. However, you don’t have to go through it alone. It shows a great deal of strength to be able to reach out for support in times of need. I believe that through changing our core beliefs, learning effective coping skills, and utilizing the strengths you already have, you can have the life you want. I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to therapy that is tailored to each individual client.
Photo of Dr. Gilbert Chalepas, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I specialize in three different types of clients – couples who love each other but are on thin ice, stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may be trying to pick up the pieces after a betrayal, or just tired of arguing about the same old sh*t or wrestling with negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out.
(310) 929-7923
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I specialize in three different types of clients – couples who love each other but are on thin ice, stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may be trying to pick up the pieces after a betrayal, or just tired of arguing about the same old sh*t or wrestling with negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out.
Photo of Donna Velarde, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Teletherapy for caregivers of persons with dementia. For caregivers, everyday stress is now compounded by the pandemic and disruption of support systems. Many caregivers feel overwhelmed, isolated, depressed, confused or anxious with their responsibilities.
(949) 541-0694
Verified
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Teletherapy for caregivers of persons with dementia. For caregivers, everyday stress is now compounded by the pandemic and disruption of support systems. Many caregivers feel overwhelmed, isolated, depressed, confused or anxious with their responsibilities.
Photo of Lori Andrews, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Feeling anxious, depressed, and wondering what your next steps will be, makes sense when there are changes in your work, relationships, and what you have counted on for feeling good about yourself and what you are doing. Finding tools to get on a healthy track can feel overwhelming as you sort through advice, information online, and what your mind is telling you. You know it is possible to move forward, but how?
(949) 541-4883
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Feeling anxious, depressed, and wondering what your next steps will be, makes sense when there are changes in your work, relationships, and what you have counted on for feeling good about yourself and what you are doing. Finding tools to get on a healthy track can feel overwhelming as you sort through advice, information online, and what your mind is telling you. You know it is possible to move forward, but how?
Photo of Eric Peterson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Empathy. Validation. Alliance. Transformation. As a therapist, it is my belief that all these elements must be present for treatment to be successful. They provide the foundation for our work together. Empathy- it is vital that you feel seen, heard, and understood. Validation- I believe that ALL feelings are valid, and I strive to create a safe space for them to emerge and process. Alliance- therapy is most effective when it is a collaboration built on trust and unconditional support. Transformation- whatever you are struggling with, my job is to inspire change and help you transform into the person you want to be.
(949) 401-7372
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Empathy. Validation. Alliance. Transformation. As a therapist, it is my belief that all these elements must be present for treatment to be successful. They provide the foundation for our work together. Empathy- it is vital that you feel seen, heard, and understood. Validation- I believe that ALL feelings are valid, and I strive to create a safe space for them to emerge and process. Alliance- therapy is most effective when it is a collaboration built on trust and unconditional support. Transformation- whatever you are struggling with, my job is to inspire change and help you transform into the person you want to be.
Photo of Marion K. Jacobs, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Having helped many individual adults and couples over the years, I welcome the opportunity to use my extensive clinical experience to help you too. Of course you want a therapist with clinical expertise, but you also want the right personality, someone you trust and feel you can talk to openly and honestly . Whatever life stresses are causing you,( or you and a partner or family member), to seek therapy at this time, I welcome your phone call. We can talk and you can judge if you'd like to meet and talk further.
(949) 274-7058
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Having helped many individual adults and couples over the years, I welcome the opportunity to use my extensive clinical experience to help you too. Of course you want a therapist with clinical expertise, but you also want the right personality, someone you trust and feel you can talk to openly and honestly . Whatever life stresses are causing you,( or you and a partner or family member), to seek therapy at this time, I welcome your phone call. We can talk and you can judge if you'd like to meet and talk further.
Photo of Jody Spellmeyer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life can be full of challenges and life changing events. Some of these events and challenges can result in intense emotional distress. If you or a loved one are struggling with sadness, anxiety, stress management, loss & grief, or trauma, I would like to work with you in a mutual effort to address your distress and healing. Over the past 24 years I have been working with children, teens, adults and families to sort through emotions, build strategies & skills, and find solutions to manage the emotional struggles.
(714) 793-0733
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life can be full of challenges and life changing events. Some of these events and challenges can result in intense emotional distress. If you or a loved one are struggling with sadness, anxiety, stress management, loss & grief, or trauma, I would like to work with you in a mutual effort to address your distress and healing. Over the past 24 years I have been working with children, teens, adults and families to sort through emotions, build strategies & skills, and find solutions to manage the emotional struggles.

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